New York, Nik Wallenda became the first man who successfully crossed Niagara Falls on tightrope in a period of 116 years. The man dubbed the ‘Daredevil’ was also successful record as the first man to successfully ‘cross over’ from the side of the waterfall is New York, USA to the side of Ontario, Canada.
Wallenda suspenseful action was witnessed by tens of thousands of people gathered around the Niagara region. This action was also broadcast live on U.S. television station, ABC.
On Friday (15/6), around 22:00 local time, Wallenda is the red shirted this walk on a rope stretched along the 600-meter just above Niagara Falls is listed as the largest waterfall in the North American region. There is a two-way radio connection via an earpiece attached to Wallenda’s body, so he could keep in touch with his father, Terry Troffers.
“My God, it’s amazing, absolutely amazing, I feel very good. This is really a physical problem, not just mentally, but physically,” Wallenda said to his father, shortly after starting the action, as reported by AFP on Saturday (16/06/2012).
“Against the wind is not easy. I feel my hands are numb,” he added. The father tried to encourage Wallenda when his son was in action.
The audience is made up of diverse age Wallenda shouted encouragement. “Come on Nik! Come on Nik!” they shouted. Looking at the audience response to the uproar, Wallenda could take action to ‘reckless’ horrendous crowd of spectators. When about to reach the end of the rope, Wallenda knees slightly and then waved to the audience.
With the aid of a stick balancer, Wallenda successfully crossed over to the Canadian side in about 30 minutes. Splashing water and strong winds accompanying his action , but did not stop him to passing it successfully.
Once reaching the end of the rope that is attached on the side of Ontario, Canada, immediately embraced the Wallenda family who have waited and then called her grandmother to give the good news. Wallenda previously promised to immediately call the grandmother who can not be present, as soon as he finished in action.
When interviewed by ABC reporter after the action, Wallenda expressed his intention to return to a similar action in the Grand Canyon.
Known to have a background that Wallenda circus performers and acrobats-known experts in the U.S.. Wallenda family that has been known since 1978 the U.S. public, the mind often do amazing stunt acts involving heights. Their actions are never aired in the popular TV series entitled ‘The Great Wallendas’.